PM Modi inaugurates 104th Indian Science Congress at Tirupati
Posted on:04 Jan 2017 09:23:05
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04 January 2017 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 104th Indian Science Congress at Tarakarama Stadium of Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on January 3, 2017.
The theme for the five-day event is ‘Science and Technology for National Development’. The Congress would conclude on January 7, 2017.
The basic aim of the 104th Congress was to focus on strengthening the scientific research in the country to make India among top three countries in the world in the field of Science and Technology by 2030.
He appealed Research and Development institutions to strengthen their basic research in line with leading global standards to help achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.
PM also laid stress on the need to address the rapid global rise of Cyber-Physical Systems. There is a need to develop and exploit these technologies in services and manufacturing sectors.
Six Nobel Prize winners along with 14,000 scientists and scholars from around the country took part in the mega event.
The Prime Minister also felicitated Nobel laureates at the conclave. He also inaugurated ‘Pride of India’ exhibition as a part of the Congress.
This is the second time that the city of Tirupati is hosting the event, first time being in 1983.
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